Ingredient Intel

Biophile: Designed To Thrive

It’s November 2020 and there’s never been a better time to disrupt the status quo. This month’s Biophile Skincare Hero product brings the change our skin has been waiting for. Designed from the perspective of nature, Biophile is a paradigm-shifting beauty brand that has reinvented the way skincare is made. But before we reveal how, …

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Flower Essences For Anxiety

Flower Essences For Anxiety

They say that drastic times call for drastic measures; meet fire with fire.  It’s an ideology that is deeply embedded in our culture, and perhaps coded in our DNA. We’re wired to survive at all costs, and we often meet difficult circumstances with extreme action.I think sometimes we approach ‘self-care’ in a similar way. We …

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The Right Way To Dispose of Toxic Beauty Products and Packaging

As a conscious consumer, you’re aware of the ingredients you’re putting on your skin, hair and body, but you’re probably also concerned about making sure that the packaging your products come in is also non-toxic by being properly recycled to have a minimal impact on the environment. And then, there’s the question of toxic beauty …

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The Relaunch of A Hero, Velo by Ayuna

If you’re new to Beauty Heroes, I’m excited for you to get to know one of my everyday Hero products, Velo from Ayuna. If you were with us last May, when we first introduced Velo in our monthly Beauty Discovery, this will be a welcome reintroduction. If you’re new to Beauty Heroes, I’m thrilled to …

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Smooth Operator: Silicones in Skincare

Want that “silky smooth” texture from a serum? Or a luxurious “shine” from your haircare treatment? Chances are, you’re wanting that special something that silicones in skincare often provide. Silicones slid their way into our makeup, skincare, personal care, and even kitchen accessories and appliances, as early as the industrial revolution. Silicones in skincare are …

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Adaptogens for Sex and Spirit

Sex can be a lot of things –  a way to connect, a way to relax, an act of love, a ritual, a euphemism for ‘Netflix and chill’ – but most of us do not think of sex as a marker of our overall well-being. In today’s fast, hyperconnected culture, we use a different rubric …

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